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Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 9, 2016 


You know that chardonnay is the most popular 
grape grown in California, with over 100,000 acres 
of dedicated farmland. We import many bottles 
of champagne and a variety of red wines from 
France, which also has their fair share of wonderful 
chardonnays, though the terrain 
is not as smooth as our friends in 
Napa and Sonoma have it. Located 
in the southern part of Burgundy, 
at the north edge of Beaujolais, 
Pouilly Fuisse is one of top wines of 
these regions.

 T.his is my first non-bubbles 
review of French wines - a 2013 
Jadot Pouilly Fuisse made with 
100% chardonnay grapes. While 
we tend to give California wines 
labels like “buttery”, I’ll go with 
“crisp”. This wine is a medium-
bodied chardonnay with notes of 
honey and melon, and if you close 
your eyes long enough, a touch of 
oak. I will admit, however, on my review I did cheat 
- my bottle was way above their recommended 12 
degrees Celsius, and my wine’s food companion 
was red seedless grapes. An interesting wine maker 
note: one part of the wine is fermented in stainless 
steel vats and in oak barrels, a combination that 
delivers a silky, smooth finish. The wine maker 
recommends a fish or cream sauce pairing. Pouilly 
Fuisse is a great representation of old world wine 
making. Bravo! 

Dills Score

Each week I will give you my Dills Score. I have 
added points for value. I’m 
starting with a base of 50 points; I 
added 7 points for color, 8 points 
for aroma or “nose”, 8 points for 
taste, 9 points for finish, and 9 
points for my overall impression, which includes 
my value rating.

Total Score 91, retail $25 on Sale, around $21 at 
most area supermarkets including Bristol Farms 
and Whole foods

Tune into Dining w/ Dills Sunday 5 pm PM 
on KLAA 830 AM check on my website www. for local events and wine tastings. 

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